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And punish them unto your height of pleasure.
Escal. My lord, we'll do it thoroughly.-[Exit Duke.] Signior Lucio, did not you say, you knew that friar Lodowick to be a dishonest person?
Lucio. Cucullus non facit monachum: honest in nothing, but in his clothes ; and one that hath spoke most villainous speeches of the duke.
Escal. We shall entreat you to abide here till he come, and enforce them against him: we shall find this . friar a notable fellow.
Lucio. As any in Vienna, on my word.
Escal. Call that same Isabel here once again ; [To an Attendant.] I would speak with her: Pray you, my lord, give me leave to question; you shall see how I'll handle her.
Lucio. Not better than he, by her own report.
Lucio. Marry, sir, I think, if you handled her privately, she would sooner confess; perchance, publickly she'll · be ashamed.
Re-enter Officers, with IsabELLA ; the Duke in the Friar's
habit, and Provost.
Lucio. That's the way; for women are light at midnight.
Escal. Come on, mistress : [To Isabella.] here's a gentlewoman denies all that you have said.
Lucio. My lord, here comes the rascal I spoke of; here with the provost.
Escal. In very good time :-speak not you to him, till we call upon you.
Escal. Come, sir: Did you set these women on to slander lord Angelo? they have confess'd you did.
Duke. Tis false.
Duke. Respect to your great place! and let the devil
Escal. The duke's in us; and we will hear you speak; Look, you speak justly.
Duke. Boldly, at least :-But, 0, poor souls,
Come you to seek the lamb here of the fox?
Lucio. This is the rascal ; this is he I spoke of.
Escal. Why, thou unreverend and unhallow'd friar !
Duke. Be not so hot; the duke
Escal. Slander to the state! Away with him to prison.
Ang. What can you vouch against him, signior Lucio? Is this the man that you did tell us of?
Lucio. 'Tis he, my lord.—Come hither, good-man bald-pate : Do you know me?
Duke. I remember you, sir, by the sound of your voice: I met you at the prison, in the absence of the duke.
Lucio. O, did you so ? and do you remember what you said of the duke?
Duke. Most notedly, sir.
Lucio. Do you so, sir ? And was the duke a fleshmonger, a fool, and a coward, as you then reported him to be?
Duke. You must, sir, change persons with me, ere you make that my report: you, indeed, spoke so of him; and much more, much worse.
Lucio. O thou damnable fellow! Did not I pluck thee by the nose, for thy speeches ?
Duke. I protest, I love the duke, as I love myself.
Ang. Hark! how the villain would close now, after his treasonable abuses.
Escal. Such a fellow is not to be talk'd withal :-Away with him to prison :-Where is the provost ?--Away with him to prison; lay bolts enough upon him: let him speak no more:-Away with those giglots too, and with the other confederate companion.
[The Provost lays hands on the Duke. Duke. Stay, sir; stay a while. Ang. What! resists he? Help him, Lucio.
Lucio. Come, sir; come, sir; come, sir; foh, sir: Why, you bald-pated, lying rascal! you must be hooded, must you? Show your knave's visage, with a pox to you! show your sheep-biting face, and be hang’d an hour! Willt not off?
[Pulls off the Friar's hood, and discovers the Duke. Duke. Thou art the first knave, that e'er made a duke.First, provost, let me bail these gentle three:Sneak not away, sir ; [To Lucio.] for the friar and you
Must have a word anon :-lay hold on him.
Lucio. This may prove worse than hanging.
[To EscaLUS. We'll borrow place of him :—Sir, by your leave :
Ang. O my dread lord,
Duke. Come hither, Mariana :-
Ang. I was, my lord.
Duke. Go take her hence, and marry her instantly. Do you the office, friar; which consummate, Return him here again :-Go with him, provost.
[Exeunt ANGELO, MARIANA, PETER, and Prooost. Escal. My lord, I am more amaz’d at his dishonour, Than at the strangeness of it.
Duke. Çome hither, Isabel :